Originally Posted by El Aidge
Thank you for your suggestions guys, I tried them both. Well, I was running Trixx 4.3.0, and when I looked to install an older version it didn't support the GPU at all
I also tried the same settings as DizzlePro suggested, and clicked reset a few times. As a matter of fact , that extended my clocks quite a bit, (core 1600/mem 2100), but the VDDC remained stubbornly 1213.
Now, I have some more information of which I forgot to mention. 1213 Mv is the standard voltage, so it was immediatly at the highest voltage. It always jumps to 1213 if I click reset.I think this is quite strange, because I just yesterday found out that I can run 1090 core/1430 mem on 1120 Mv. It also works on 1213, but I played 3 hours of battlefield 3 with 1120 Mv, so I believe it is quite stable. But still, nothing works when I go higher, to lets say 1150 core clock. Furmark immediatly crashes then, and so do games. Maybe this info helps
Oh and also, I've googled this problem alot of times, and not once I saw someone with exactly the same problem; maybe that is just because I bought my card two weeks ago, but I just can't imagine that if XFX really locked the cards, I would be the only person the notice it. So I assume it must be something on my end, so I'm still waiting with the bios option, since I've never done that before. (Well except for flashing my android phone, but I guess that isn't entirely the same^^)
I really wouldn't bother with the BIOS flash.
XFX just suck in general. My 5750 came with no support for voltage tweaking either and my overclock crapped out at 850/1350MHz. I knew I could get more out of the card since many people had got their 5750s to 950+ on the core (and I overlooked the fact they weren't XFX
). Tried everything. Nothing mattered.
Tried editing the stock BIOS, flashed a number of other BIOS' including ASUS, MSI, Diamond..you name it, I tried it. Oh and I should mention that while all other 5750s came with a stock voltage of 1.125, mine came with 1.10v
The best I got after flashing another BIOS was the default voltage going up to 1.125 BUT the clocks kept resetting to the stock 700/1150MHz. I even went uber-desperate and tried pencil-modding and what do I find? The resistor that controls core voltage was missing ENTIRELY
Its almost if XFX went the extra mile to ensure you can't add extra voltage no matter what. Even wonder why they offer lifetime warranty?
Its nothing but a gimmick.
XFX cards carry a premium for show and that's about it. Hell, they don't even have a dedicated GPU tweak software of their own. "Play Hard" my posterior. More like "Play Safe"
You might have better luck though
.Edited by PunkX 1 - 9/17/12 at 12:21am